Lord forgive us for so often praying with limited understanding about the many things that concern us in our world in general - and in our own individual lives in particular. Give us a vision of Your pan for mankind and make us perceptive praying partners in seeking Your face - give us a vision we pray, of Your wider perspective for mankind - give us an understanding heart and nurture in each of Your children the desire to plead Your cause, in these increasingly difficult days in which we are living.
Give us that central vision that has been in the heart of God, before the foundation of the world, where God in His wisdom decreed that all those who put their trust in Christ would become one with Him until Christ is all in all.
Father in our hearts we know that our vision is very limited while Your greater vision has an eternal perspective. Give us an understanding heart and teach us how to pray into Your perfect will. Give us a desire to plead Your mercy before Your throne of grace, for the saved and unsaved alike – so that the surpassing greatness of Your power toward us who believe and the immeasurable grace that is made freely available to all who believe in Christ as Saviour, may be in accordance with the working of Your mighty strength and power – to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name we pray,